The Ministry of Energy reported a power breakdown on Monday morning, caused by a decrease in the frequency of the national grid.
While officials have stated that power will be restored within 12 hours, Pakistanis are frustrated and are expressing their disappointment on social media, often using humour to cope with the inconvenience.
Flooding social media with memes and rib-tickling content, many users said they woke up to no electricity in their homes. Since then, #PowerOutrage has been trending on the internet.
Not sure about whether to turn my half-charged laptop on yet or to conserve battery for a meeting I have in the evening. ???? #Blackout— Hania (@han3yy) January 23, 2023
Nobody people with solar panels in their homes. pic.twitter.com/ASRV7X0Cx5— Huzaifa_Bhatti (@huzzi_here) January 23, 2023
Electricity has been restored in some parts of the country after a major power breakdown hit Pakistan early Monday. According to reports, the power supply was restored in Rawalpindi's cantonment area after eight hours of outage. Moreover, the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) restored power to half of the feeders in the province.
In a statement, the PESCO spokesman said that "out of 123 feeders, electricity has been restored to 50 per cent of the feeders," adding that "work of restoration of electricity on the essential feeders of Peshawar is under way".
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 03, 2023 (Friday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||333.31||333.61|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||34.19||34.54|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.25||175.25|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 212,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs182,530.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Karachi||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Islamabad||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Peshawar||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Quetta||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Sialkot||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Attock||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Gujranwala||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Jehlum||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Multan||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Gujrat||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Nawabshah||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Chakwal||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Hyderabad||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Nowshehra||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Sargodha||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Faisalabad||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Mirpur||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|